[Beowulf] clusters of beagles

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Jan 28 07:04:05 PST 2017

On 1/28/17, 6:39 AM, "Skylar Thompson" <skylar.thompson at gmail.com> wrote:

>On 01/27/2017 12:14 PM, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
>> The pack of Beagles do have local disk storage (there¹s a 2GB flash on
>> board with a Debian image that it boots from).
>> The LittleFe depends on the BCDD (i.e. ³CD rom with cluster image²,
>> actually a USB stick) which is the sort of thing I was hoping for, but
>> is x86.
>> OTOH, maybe that¹s a pattern to start with.  the BCDD also runs out of
>> RAM, which may or may not be a good model.
>> An interesting challenge
>BCCD actually does support a "liberated" mode (RAM disk copied to
>persistent storage). We're also not tied to x86 - we actually used to
>have a PPC port, and are considering supporting ARM now that there's
>some educational-scale HPC platforms (small multi-core boards w/ 2+GB
>RAM, GPGPU, wifi, on-board wired Ethernet) available.
Yes, I saw that..

Well, my mini-pack of Beagles shows up today in the mail, so I’ll have
some time to figure out how to do it.

The BBG does have USB, so maybe one can just bring up the beagle, shove a
stick in that has the right software, fire off a shell script (which I’ll
need to write) and it gets everything it needs, either copying from the
stick or fetching from “the internet” with apt-get.


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